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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 3

Carey Olsen Bermuda

Carey Olsen Bermuda opened in late 2017, with the corporate department established in early 2018. The practice advises on public and private M&A and on completing exchange-based listings; it also acts for boards and shareholders. Mary Ward, whose practice includes M&A, restructuring private and public companies, and private equity, joined from Conyers Dill & Pearman to head up the corporate practice; corporate partner Gavin Woods and Bermuda managing partner and employment law specialist Michael Hanson joined from Appleby.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Carey Olsen Bermuda

Carey Olsen Bermuda was opened in late 2017 by Michael Hanson, who is known for his expertise in multi-jurisdictional crisis management, corporate, employment and regulatory investigations, and complex executive disputes; he was soon followed by 'very able lawyer and litigator' Keith Robinson, who specialises in ultra-high-value trust disputes; counsel Henry Tucker; and senior associates Cheri Minors, Jennifer Woods and Kyle Masters. Hanson, Robinson and Woods joined from Appleby, while Tucker, Minors and Masters were hired from H J Tucker & Co, Colonial Group International and Digicel Group, respectively. The team acted for Hiscox in proceedings before the Supreme Court of Bermuda against its former chief financial officer, which involved a Mareva freezing injunction, with complementary orders in London and South Africa and discovery proceedings in New York.

Leading individuals

Keith Robinson - Carey Olsen Bermuda

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Trusts/private client
Trusts/private client - ranked: tier 3

Carey Olsen Bermuda

Carey Olsen Bermuda was opened in late 2017 and soon welcomed Keith Robinson, who established the firm's trusts and private wealth department; counsel Henry Tucker, who is noted for commercial litigaiton involving offshore trusts; and senior associate Cheri Minors. Robinson was hired from Appleby, while Tucker and Minors joined from H J Tucker & Co and in-house at Colonial Group International, respectively. In addition to Robinson's contentious trusts practice, he advises trustees, beneficiaries, settlors and protectors on a range of non-contentious Bermudian trust matters.

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